Saturday, April 26, 2014, at approximately 5:31 p.m., deputies from the Victor
Valley Sheriff’s Department responded to the report of an unresponsive female in
a residence in the 8800 block of Del Rosa Road in Phelan. Deputies along with medical personnel
responded to the location. The victim,
later identified as Shirley Thompson, was transported to a local area hospital
where she was pronounced deceased. Deputies located the suspect, Michael
Thompson, inside the residence, he was immediately detained.
from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, Homicide Detail, responded
and are conducting the investigation. Michael Thompson was subsequently
arrested transported and booked into the West Valley Detention Center for PC
believe the victim was strangled however; an autopsy will be conducted to
determine the exact cause of death.
with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Homicide
Detail, Detective Patty Ruiz or Sergeant John Gaffney, at (909) 387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged
to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave
information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.
Refer: Public Affairs Division
Phone No.: (909) 387-3589